Ebène, 10 July 2018: The National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) is presently gearing up to reward the best organisations that have achieved operational excellence and quality in their processes next month in a gala award ceremony marking a culmination point in the National Productivity and Quality Convention (NPQC) initiative.
The project has successfully attracted some 114 local organisations (24 Small and Medium Enterprises, 34 large companies and 56 government bodies) that have registered for the convention. They are required to present a project related to productivity and quality through Quality Circles, Innovation, Business Excellence, Productivity Improvement and Lean Management during the convention that will take place on 1 to 3 August 2018 at Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe Aux Piments.
The projects presented by the organisations will be judged by a panel of local jurors first and all the Gold Awardees will then have to convince the international jurors who are experts in the field of quality and productivity, namely Mr. D.K. Srivastava, the Executive Director of the Quality Circle Forum of India, Mr. Peng Yong Tan, the Vice President of the Singapore Productivity Association and Prof. Daniel Khan, O.B.E, Chief Operation Officer of the Institute of Productivity, UK.
“The high number of participation in the convention is an encouraging sign that local organisations are increasingly focusing on quality, innovation and productivity. While the convention will duly recognize and reward the processes put in place by the deserving organisations, it will also be an opportunity for these organisations to share their best practices and inspire many others to inculcate a culture of quality and innovation in their operations,” says the Executive Director of the NPCC, Mr. Deepak Balgobin.
Presently, the NPCC is assisting the registered organisations by providing them coaching and advice to help them deliver a strong presentation. Videos on the steps to organise the presentations are being displayed on the NPQC 2018 website, www.npqc.mu.
The participants in each category will compete for the Gold, Silver or Bronze awards. The six best teams will be offered the opportunity to participate in the International Convention for Quality Control Circles (ICQCC 2018) in Singapore from 22 to 25 October 2018. They will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of multinationals and learn from others’ experience, benefitting from a significant exposure at an international event.
This first international participation of teams from Mauritius will pave the way for the NPCC to become the 14th ICQCC member. Mr. Balgobin has already established contacts with the Singapore Productivity Association (SPA), the organizer of the ICQCC 2018. This membership will open opportunities for future networking between the NPCC and the other member countries.